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How to extract embedded files from word document in a folder

dtfalcon asked on

I have a word document with 10 objects embedded – excel/ ppt/ project and word formats. Below are the issues that i am facing

1. I cannot directly copy each file and place in a specified folder. If we can save Outlook email attachments at one go why are we unable to save word attachments at one go!!??

2. Even if i open each file and try to save it does not save by default document name

I have to open each file and save with a new name, which is very tedious and time consuming.

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Tony Jollans replied on

If you are working with Word-2007 format documents, you should be able to pull the embedded files out of the package. For a simple manual process on a single document, rename it aswhatever.zip, and navigate to the word/embeddings folder within it and just copy the files you want. For an automated process for multiple files, it is rather more involved.

Enjoy, Tony
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